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Manya Deva Natan
Manya Deva Natan is a California Bar Certified attorney with the law firm of SSS Legal & Consultancy Services located in Calabasas, CA. Her practice focuses on International Estates, Trusts and Estates, Asset Protection, Trust Administration, and more. Manya received her law degree from Stanford University, as well as a Master's in International Affairs from Columbia University. She has completed extensive course-work and training in the areas of mental, physical, and emotional health, including being a published author. She is the founder of two publishing-based companies related to health and wellness and has particular interest in the legal and financial components of health and their importance in integrated health. She has appeared multiple times on Good Morning America and is regularly contacted by national media outlets for commentary.
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Till Death Do Us Part, Too: Estate Planning Tips for Commitment Without Marriage

Advice columnist Ann Landers once observed that “love is friendship that has caught fire.” If that’s true, there are thousands ...

Why Your Estate Planning Project Must Morph into a Process

Many people put their estate plan on their to-do list as a one-time project: “Create estate plan” or “Meeting with ...

Make Estate Planning Your New Year’s Resolution

The holidays are here. It’s also a good time to get started with some Old Year end and New Year ...

529 Plan Misunderstandings

Providing for grandchildren’s college expenses is becoming an important estate planning goal for many families. Many people see it as ...

A Few Words on Perpetual Trusts

Most people struggle to plan their financial futures beyond the next decade, while those with money and foresight are likely ...

Check Your Estate Planning List Twice

During this festive time of year, dwelling on estate planning may seem like a bit of a downer. Yet the ...

When Are Charitable Gifts Delivered?

With the holiday season upon us, the charitable giving season is also upon us. Charitable giving is important not only ...

Longevity Causing Estate Planning Problems

People are living longer and longer than they used to. While that is a great thing, it is beginning to ...

Is a Financial Plan Enough? Why Experts Say You Need an Estate Plan, too

If you want to leave a robust financial legacy for your family, a financial plan alone is like trying to ...

3 Famous Pet Trust Cases and the Lessons We Can Learn from Them

Not long ago, pet trusts were thought of as little more than eccentric things that famous people did for their ...

Becoming a Successor Trustee

When a trustee passes away or becomes incapacitated, someone else has to take over the trust. This new trustee is ...

3 Celebrity Probate Disasters and Lessons to Learn from Them

With all the wealth accumulated by the rich and famous, one would assume that celebrities would take steps to protect ...

Your Estate Planning Binder: Tips for Proper Care and Maintenance

You finally crossed “getting your estate plan done” off your list, and you’ve (rightly) breathed a huge sigh of relief ...

Did you include your grandkids in your will? 5 Tips to Avoid Common Problems

As we build wealth, we naturally desire to pass that financial stability to our offspring. With the grandkids, especially, we ...

5 Things Every New Mother Needs to Know About Wills

As a new mother, you naturally want to ensure your new baby’s future in every way. For many new mothers, ...

Want to Give the Kids an Early Inheritance? 4 Things to Consider

If you’re thinking about giving your children their inheritance early, you’re not alone. A recent Merrill Lynch study suggests that these ...

A Trust Is Still a Good Idea

Up until a few years ago, a common estate-planning technique included the use of irrevocable trusts to own life insurance ...

Need I Be Spoiled to Have a Trust?

Mention a trust, and the first thing most people think of is a spoiled kid living off an inherited fortune ...

Family Values and History Are Still the Best Inheritance

According to a recent study, family values, traditions and history still mean more than money as an inheritance ...

5 Mistakes Made by Successor Trustees (and How to Prevent Them)

When establishing a trust, you need to give serious thought to choosing your successor trustee—the person who will administer your ...

3 Tips for Overwhelmed Executors

While it is an honor to be named as an executor of a will or estate, it can also be ...

Using Estate Sales

In an estate sale personal property in an estate is sold off at auction. These sales are becoming increasingly popular ...

The Importance of Signing Legal Documents

Most legal documents need a signature to be effective. The importance of this is illustrated by a case in Australia ...

Why You Need an Ethical Will

Many people today are choosing to have two wills. One will is a traditional will that decrees how property should ...

Different Types of Trusts

While all trusts share some similarities, there are many different types of trusts that you can use as part of ...

Passing Down a Private Foundation

Many wealthy people create private foundations as a way to continue using their wealth to support causes they believe in ...